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Name : Dr. Supriya Saha
Designation : Scientist
Qualification : M.Sc (Physical Chemistry Specialization), Visva-Bharati University, WB, India; Ph.D (Theoretical and Computational Material Chemistry), Visva-Bharati University, WB, India.
Contact Details : Chemical Sciences and Technology Division, Applied Organic Chemistry Group, CSIR-North East Institute of Science and Technology, Jorhat, Assam-785006.
Email id : supriya.saha@neist.res.in, supriyasaha86@gmail.com

Research Interest
  • Electronic Structure and properties of nanomaterials.
  • Functionalized nanomaterials and device designing for better performance.
  • Single wall carbon nanotube nucleation & growth dynamics.
  • Efficient and selective oxidative dehydrogenation for Olefins production.
  • Artificial photosynthesis : Choice of appropriate catalysis for efficient CO2 reduction & H2O splitting : A potential solution for the energy crisis and global warming.
List of Publications (Most Recent Ten)
Total No. of Publications:14
  • S. Saha and A. Page “The Influence of Magnetic Moment on Carbon Nanotube Nucleation” Carbon, 2016, 105, 136-143 .
  • A. Page, S. Saha, H. B. Li, S. Irle and K.Morokuma “Quantum Chemical Simulation of Carbon Nanotube Nucleation on Al2O3 Catalysts via CH4 Chemical Vapor Deposition” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137 (29), 9281-9288.
  • S. Saha, and P. Sarkar “ Understanding the interaction of DNA–RNA nucleobases with different ZnO nanomaterials ” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2014, 16 (29), 15355-15366
  • S. Saha, and P. Sarkar “ Controlling the electronic energy levels of ZnO quantum dots using mixed capping ligands ” RSC Advance 2014, 4 (4), 1640-1645.
  • S. Saha, S. Sarkar, S. Pal, and P. Sarkar “ Tuning the energy levels of ZnO/ZnS core/shell nanowire to design an efficient Nanowire-Based Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell ” J. Phys. Chem. C 2013, 117 (31), 15890-15900.
  • S. Saha, S. Sarkar, S. Pal, and P. Sarkar “Ligand mediated tuning of the electronic energy levels of ZnO nanoparticles ” RSC Advance 2013, 3 (2), 532-539.
  • S. Saha, and P. Sarkar “Electronic structure of ZnO/ZnS core/shell quantum dots” Chem. Phys. Lett. 2013, 555, 191-195.
  • S. Saha, S. Pal, P. Sarkar, A. L. Rosa, and T. Frauenheim “A Complete Set of Self-Consistent Charge Density-Functional Tight-Binding Parametrization of Zinc Chalcogenides (ZnX; X = O, S, Se, and Te) ” J. Comput. Chem. 2012, 33, 1165-1178 (Cover article).
  • S. Sarkar, S. Saha, S. Pal, and P. Sarkar “Electronic Structure of Thiol-Capped CdTe Quantum Dots and CdTeQD−Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites ” J. Phys. Chem. C 2012, 116 (40), 21601-21608.
  • S. Saha, and P. Sarkar “Tuning the HOMO–LUMO gap of SiC quantum dots by surface functionalization ” Chem. Phys. Lett. 2012, 536, 118-122.
Book Chapter
  • S. Sarkar, S. Saha, S. Pal, and P. Sarkar “ Exploring the Electronic Structure of Nanohybrid Materials for Their Application in Solar Cell ” Chemical Modelling : Applications and Theory, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2017, 13, 27-71.
  • S. Pal, S. Sarkar, S. Saha, and P. Sarkar “ Size-Dependent Electronic Structure of Semiconductor Nanoparticles ” Chemical Modelling: Application and Theory, RSC 2012, 9, 135-167.
Awards and Fellowships
  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) (2008) .
  • Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)-Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Lectureship (NET) award (2009) .
  • Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)-Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) award (2011) .
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate at The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia (July 2014-June 2016).
  • International Researcher at National Chiao Tung University , Taiwan (May 2015-July 2015).
  • International Researcher at Nagoya University, Japan (Sept. 2016-Nov. 2016) .
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate at University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA (Jan. 2017-Aug. 2017).
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